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Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Peter Penson

Dr Peter Penson

Telephone: 0151 231 2071

Biography

Peter Penson is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. In addition Dr Penson is an Associate Editor of BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology and a Section Editor of Archives of Medical Science: Civilisation Diseases.For 2 years (2016-29017 he was Editor-in-Chief of Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology, A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he has conducted research at Cardiff University and University of Surrey, both in the UK, and at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Dr Penson’s research interests include investigating clinical outcomes in cardiovascular disease, with a particular focus on hypertension, dyslipidaemias and ischaemia-reperfusion injury. He is primarily involved in meta-analysis, clinical trials and observational studies. and works with many international experts in the Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-Analysis Collaboration Group. A pharmacist with the UK General Pharmaceutical Council, Dr Penson is a member of The British Cardiovascular Society, The European Society of Cardiology, The British Pharmacological Society, The British Society for Cardiovascular Research and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.


Teaching and Pedagogic Research

Dr Penson teaches cardiovascular physiology, pharmacology and therapeutics on the MPharm. programme. As a pharmacist, he is also involved in teaching Pharmacy Practice elements of the course. He has responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate masters projects in addition to supervising PhD candidates.

He has carried out pedagogic research into the use of lectures and electronic media in teaching and learning in undergraduate pharmacy education. He led a team which conducted a funded research project to identify the learning needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff in relation to delivery of commissioned services. The results were used to design and deliver a CPD workshop for pharmacists. The workshop was additionally integrated into the M.Pharm. curriculum.


Administrative Responsibilities:

Module Group Leader: Scientific Basis of Therapeutics
Module Leader: 'Complexities of Healthcare' M.Pharm L6 (120 Credits)

Degrees

2009, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, Ph.D.
2004, University of Wales, United Kingdom, M.Pharm.

Publications

Highlighted publications

Ursoniu S, Mikhailidis DP, Serban M-C, Penson P, Toth PP, Ridker PM, Ray KK, Hovingh GK, Kastelein JJ, Hernandez AV, Manson JE, Rysz J, Banach M. 2017. The effect of statins on cardiovascular outcomes by smoking status: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 122 :105-117 >DOI >Link

Awad K, Serban M-C, Penson P, Mikhailidis DP, Toth PP, Jones SR, Rizzo M, Howard G, Lip GY, Banach M. 2017. Effects of morning vs evening statin administration on lipid profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 11 :972-985.e9 >DOI

Sahebkar A, Serban M-C, Penson P, Gurban C, Ursoniu S, Toth PP, Jones SR, Lippi G, Kotani K, Kostner K, Rizzo M, Rysz J, Banach M. 2017. The Effects of Tamoxifen on Plasma Lipoprotein(a) Concentrations: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis DRUGS, 77 :1187-1197 >DOI >Link

Penson P, McGowan M, Banach M. 2017. Evaluating bempedoic acid for the treatment of hyperlipidaemia EXPERT OPINION ON INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, 26 :251-259 >DOI >Link

Penson P, Serban M-C, Ursoniu S, Banach M, Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-analysis Collaboration (LBPMC) Group . 2017. Does coffee consumption alter plasma lipoprotein(a) concentrations? A systematic review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, :1-9 >DOI >Link

Editorials and letter to the editor

Penson P. 2017. Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology: Goodbye and thank you Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology, 37 :51 >DOI

Penson PE. 2016. Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology 2016: The year in review Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology, 36 :27-27 >DOI

Penson PE. 2015. Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology: past, present and future Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology, 35 :45 >DOI

Penson PE. 2009. Incense - A problematic method of drug-delivery. Med Hypotheses, 72 :482 >DOI >Link

Penson P. 2007. Peter Penson on one way to cut the NHS drugs budget The Health service journal,

Penson PE. 2006. Wasted journey [15] Pharmaceutical Journal, 276 :322

Penson PE. 2005. Academic rigour? [9] Pharmaceutical Journal, 275 :752

Penson P. 2004. Apply liberally [12] Pharmaceutical Journal, 273 :644

Penson P. 2004. Peddling products of dubious safety, quality and efficacy [12] Pharmaceutical Journal, 273 :21

Penson P. 2004. Not a new hazard [5] Pharmaceutical Journal, 272 :86

Penson P. 2003. An outsider's view of our profession [3] Pharmaceutical Journal, 271 :543

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Maguire E, Penson P, Davies H, McEntee J. 2017. What information about new medicines is needed by health care professionals? http://www.ukmi.nhs.uk/filestore/ukmiamt/Proceedings%20Final%202017_2.pdf, UKMi Practice Development Seminar :25-25

Penson P. 2017. Associations between cardiovascular disease, cancer and very low hdl cholesterol in the reasons for geographical and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) study. European Society of Cardiology Congress >DOI

Penson P. 2017. Associations between very low concentrations of LDL-cholesterol and health outcomes in the reasons for geographical and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) Study European Society of Cardiology >DOI

Whiteoak AM, Penson PE. 2017. DAPHNIA MAGNA AS A MODEL FOR QUANTIFYING CHAOS IN CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA HEART, Annual Conference of the British-Cardiovascular-Society (BCS) 103 :A143-A143 >DOI >Link

Brie D, Sahebkar A, Dinca M, Ursoniu S, Penson P, Serban MC, Zanchetti A, Howard G, Ahmed A, Aronow WS, Muntner P, Lip GYH, Wong ND, Rysz J, Banach M. 2016. Antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory effects of pentoxifylline? A Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, Congress of the European-Society-of-Cardiology (ESC) 37 :339-339 >Link

Ursoniu S, Mikhailidis DP, Serban MC, Penson P, Toth PP, Ray KK, Kastelein JJP, Hernandez AV, Banach M. 2016. The effects of statins on cardiovascular outcomes by smoking status. a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials European Heart Journal, ESC Congress 2016 37 :991-992 >DOI

Dinca M, Serban MC, Sahebkar A, Mikhailidis DP, Toth PP, Martin SS, Blaha MJ, Bluher M, Gurban C, Penson P, Michos ED, Hernandez AV, Jones SR, Banach M. 2016. Does vitamin D supplementation alter plasma adipokine concentrations? a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, Congress of the European-Society-of-Cardiology (ESC) 37 :546-547 >Link

Brie D, Sahebkar A, Dinca M, Ursoniu S, Penson P, Serban M-C, Zanchetti A, Howard G, Ahmed A, Aronow WS, Muntner P, Lip GYH, Wong ND, Rysz J, Banach M. 2016. Antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory effects of pentoxifylline? A Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials European Heart Journal ( 2016 ) 37 ( ), 339, ESC Congress 2016 37 :39-39 >DOI

Penson PE, Krska J, Stokes E, Mackridge AJ. 2013. Developing skills to deliver alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) in community pharmacy Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 8 :A53-A53 >DOI

Krska J, Stokes E, Penson P, Mackridge A . 2013. Training needs of pharmacy staff providing an alcohol screening service The 9th Conference of INEBRIA

Broadley KJ, Davies RH, Escargueil C, Lee ATL, Penson P, Thomas EJ. 2011. ChemInform Abstract: Synthesis of Antagonists of Muscarinic (M3) Receptors. ChemInform, 42 :no-no >DOI

Penson P, Broadley K, Kidd E, Ford W. 2008. Protective role of β2- and β3-adrenoceptors at reperfusion in isolated rat heart Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, XXVIII European Section Meeting of the International Society for Heart Research 44 :719-719

Penson P, Ford W, Broadley K. 2007. Infarct-size reduction induced by ischaemic postconditioning is dependent on β2-adrenoceptor activation in the Langendorff perfused rat heart Proceedings of the British Pharmacological Society, British Pharmacological Society, Winter Meeting December 2007 :030p-030p

Penson P, Ford W, Kidd E, Broadley K. 2006. Preconditioning by the β-adrenoceptor agonist, isoprenaline, in the rat isolated atrium but not ventricle pA2 Online, British Pharmacological Society 75th Anniversary Meeting December 2006 :115P-115P

Penson P. Effects of morning versus evening statin therapy on lipid profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017 >DOI

Journal Articles

Sosnowska B, Mazidi M, Penson P, Gluba-Brzozka A, Rysz J, Banach M. 2017. The sirtuin family members SIRT1, SIRT3 and SIRT6: Their role in vascular biology and atherogenesis ATHEROSCLEROSIS, 265 :275-282 >DOI >Link

Maierean SM, Serban M-C, Sahebkar A, Ursoniu S, Serban A, Penson P, Banach M. 2017. The effects of cinnamon supplementation on blood lipid concentrations: A systematic review and meta-analysis Journal of Clinical Lipidology, >DOI

Ursoniu S, Mikhailidis DP, Serban M-C, Penson P, Toth PP, Ridker PM, Ray KK, Hovingh GK, Kastelein JJ, Hernandez AV, Manson JE, Rysz J, Banach M. 2017. The effect of statins on cardiovascular outcomes by smoking status: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 122 :105-117 >DOI >Link

Awad K, Serban M-C, Penson P, Mikhailidis DP, Toth PP, Jones SR, Rizzo M, Howard G, Lip GY, Banach M. 2017. Effects of morning vs evening statin administration on lipid profile: A systematic review and meta-analysis Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 11 :972-985.e9 >DOI

Sahebkar A, Serban M-C, Penson P, Gurban C, Ursoniu S, Toth PP, Jones SR, Lippi G, Kotani K, Kostner K, Rizzo M, Rysz J, Banach M. 2017. The Effects of Tamoxifen on Plasma Lipoprotein(a) Concentrations: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis DRUGS, 77 :1187-1197 >DOI >Link

Sosnowska B, Penson P, Banach M. 2017. The role of nutraceuticals in the prevention of cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, 7 :S21-S31 >DOI

Penson P, McGowan M, Banach M. 2017. Evaluating bempedoic acid for the treatment of hyperlipidaemia EXPERT OPINION ON INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, 26 :251-259 >DOI >Link

Penson P, Serban M-C, Ursoniu S, Banach M, Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-analysis Collaboration (LBPMC) Group . 2017. Does coffee consumption alter plasma lipoprotein(a) concentrations? A systematic review. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr, :1-9 >DOI >Link

Awad K, Penson P, Banach M. 2016. D-003 (Saccharum officinarum): The forgotten lipid-lowering agent Pharmacological Research, 114 :42-46 >DOI

Brie D, Sahebkar A, Penson PE, Dinca M, Ursoniu S, Serban M-C, Zanchetti A, Howard G, Ahmed A, Aronow WS, Muntner P, Lip GYH, Wong ND, Rysz J, Banach M. 2016. Effects of pentoxifylline on inflammatory markers and blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, 34 :2318-2329 >DOI >Link

Kotani K, Serban M-C, Penson P, Lippi G, Banach M. 2016. Evidence-based assessment of lipoprotein(a) as a risk biomarker for cardiovascular diseases – Some answers and still many questions Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 53 :370-378 >DOI

Brie D, Penson P, Serban M-C, Toth PP, Simonton C, Serruys PW, Banach M. 2016. Bioresorbable scaffold — A magic bullet for the treatment of coronary artery disease? International Journal of Cardiology, 215 :47-59 >DOI

Dinca M, Serban M-C, Sahebkar A, Mikhailidis DP, Toth PP, Martin SS, Blaha MJ, Blueher M, Gurban C, Penson P, Michos ED, Hernandez AV, Jones SR, Banach M. 2016. Does vitamin D supplementation alter plasma adipokines concentrations? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH, 107 :360-371 >DOI >Link

Penson PE. 2012. Lecturing: A lost art Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 4 :72-76 >DOI

Broadley KJ, Davies RH, Escargueil C, Lee ATL, Penson P, Thomas EJ. 2011. SYNTHESIS OF ANTAGONISTS OF MUSCARINIC (M-3) RECEPTORS COLLECTION OF CZECHOSLOVAK CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 76 :781-801 >DOI >Link

Penson PE, Ford WR, Kidd EJ, Broadley KJ. 2008. Activation of beta-adrenoceptors mimics preconditioning of rat-isolated atria and ventricles against ischaemic contractile dysfunction. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol, 378 :589-597 >DOI >Link

Penson PE, Ford WR, Broadley KJ. 2007. Vasopressors for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Does pharmacological evidence support clinical practice? Pharmacol Ther, 115 :37-55 >DOI >Link

Broadley KJ, Penson PE. 2006. Effects of hypoxia on the vasodilator activity of nifedipine and evidence of secondary pharmacological properties. Eur J Pharmacol, 536 :279-286 >DOI >Link

Broadley KJ, Penson PE. 2004. The roles of alpha- and beta-adrenoceptor stimulation in myocardial ischaemia. Auton Autacoid Pharmacol, 24 :87-93 >DOI >Link

Books

Gaskell EE, Evans A, Henney N, Penson P, Elliott PNC, Burrell H, Airley R, Ford W, Lane E, Allison GL. 2013. Therapeutics and Human Physiology Gaskell EE, Rostron C. OUP Oxford. Oxford, UK 9780199655298

Chapters

Henney N, Penson P. 2013. Communication systems in the body - neural Gaskell E, Rostron C. Therapeutics and Human Physiology OUP Oxford 9780199655298

Penson P, Henney N. 2013. Homeostasis Gaskell E, Rostron C. Therapeutics and Human Physiology OUP Oxford 9780199655298

Theses / Dissertations

Penson P. 2009. β-adrenoceptor subtypes involved in myocardial preconditioning and postconditioning Broadley KJ, Ford WR, Kidd EJ. Cardiff University

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Award:

Award title: Top 1% of Peer reviewers in the field of Medicine (64th place worldwide), Awarding body: Publons Peer Review Awards 2017, URL: https://publons.com/awards/field/?asjc=49&order_by=place

Award title: Prize Awarded for Outstanding Poster, Awarding body: International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs at the 9th International INEBRIA conference, Barcelona

Editorial boards:

Publication: Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology, Position: Editor-In-Chief, URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1474-8673

External collaboration:

URL: http://lbpmcgroup.umed.pl/, Institution: Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta Analysis Collaboration Group, Collaborator: Professor Maciej Banach

Research Grants Awarded:

Sefton Primary Care Trust, Design, implementation and evaluation of an educational intervention to assist pharmacy staff in delivering an Alcohol IBA scheme, Mackridge,A; Krska,J, Grant value (£): 13000, Duration of research project: 1/1

Professional activities

Award:

Award title: Top 1% of Peer reviewers in the field of Medicine (64th place worldwide), Awarding body: Publons Peer Review Awards 2017, URL: https://publons.com/awards/field/?asjc=49&order_by=place

Award title: Sentinels of Science 2016: Top 10% Reviewer in the field of Medicine, Awarding body: Publons, URL: http://prw.publons.com/sentinels-of-science-award-recipients

Award title: Nominated for Amazing Teaching Award (2013), Awarding body: Liverpool Students' Union

Award title: Nominated for Amazing Teaching Award (2015), Awarding body: Liverpool Students' Union

Award title: Nominated for Amazing Teaching Award (2016), Awarding body: Liverpool Students' Union

Award title: Prize Awarded for Outstanding Poster, Awarding body: International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs at the 9th International INEBRIA conference, Barcelona

Award title: The GlaxoSmithKline Award for the Best Pharmacology Student, Awarding body: The Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year Awards and the British Pharmacological Society, URL: http://www.setawards.org/previous_winners.vc?VChid3=vfBNEAuFIBdtO94ujL--QkLg6qzqfDhZ

Conference organisation:

Conference name: Pharmacology 2017 (British Pharmacological Society), Position: Abstract Reviewer, URL: https://www.bps.ac.uk/news-events/future-scientific-meetings/2017/pharmacology-2017

Conference name: Autonomic, Respiratory and Cardiovascular Pharmacology: A Festschrift Symposium in Honour of the 65th Birthday of Professor Ken Broadley., Position: Organiser, URL: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/phrmy/aboutus/AlumniNews/festschriftsymposium-profkenbroadleyphdstudents.html

Editorial boards:

Publication: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, Position: Associate Editor, URL: https://bmcpharmacoltoxicol.biomedcentral.com/

Publication: The Young Darwinian, Position: Member of Editorial Board, URL: http://theyoungdarwinian.com/

Publication: Archives of Medical Science - Civilization Diseases, Position: Section Editor, URL: http://www.termedia.pl/Journal/Archives_of_Medical_Science_Civilization_Diseases-101/Info

Publication: Autonomic and Autacoid Pharmacology, Position: Editor-In-Chief, URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1474-8673

External collaboration:

URL: http://lbpmcgroup.umed.pl/, Institution: Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta Analysis Collaboration Group, Collaborator: Professor Maciej Banach

URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Corina_Serban/info, Institution: Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania, Collaborator: Dr Corina Serban

URL: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/90830-campbell-anthony, Institution: Cardiff University (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), Collaborator: Professor A.K. Campbell

External committees:

Committee name: Abstract Reviewer, Organisation: British Pharmacological Society (Pharmacology 2017)

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Coventry University, Award student examined for: M.Res.

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, European Society of Cardiology, http://www.escardio.org/

Member, British Cardiovascular Society, https://www.bcs.com/pages/default.asp

Ordinary Member, European Society of Cardiology

Member, British Society for Heart Failure, http://www.bsh.org.uk/

Member of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research, British Society for Cardiovascular Research

British Pharmacological Society (Full Member), British Pharmacological Society

Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Other invited event:

Title of event: 5th Meeting of the Hyperlipidemia Academy, Location: Madrid, Spain, Description: Invited Lecture

Title of event: 2nd Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention in Pre-Elderly and Elderly Individuals, Location: Vienna, Description: Session Chair: Heart Failure management in the elderly

Title of event: 2nd Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention in Pre-Elderly and Elderly Individuals, Location: Vienna, Description: Invited Lecture: Lipids as Predictors of Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults

Title of event: The heart of the matter: Insights into cardiovascular risk reduction from the Lipid and Blood Pressure Meta-Analysis Collaboration Group, Location: University of Salford, Description: Invited Seminar

Title of event: The 1st Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention in Pre-Elderly and Elderly Individuals, Location: Bratislava, Slovakia, Description: Session Chair: Nutraceuticals

Title of event: Seminar: Careers in Academia, Location: Cardiff University, Description: Careers in Academia

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: I have reviewed papers for the following publications: Annals of Internal Medicine; Scientific Reports; Archives of Medical Sciences; Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology; Medical Hypotheses; International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy; Journal of Addictive Diseases; Biomed Research International; Archives of Medical Sciences: Civilisation Diseases; Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology; Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics; Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism; Oncotarget; Angiology; Drug Discovery Today; Phytotherapy Research

Research Grants Awarded:

Sefton Primary Care Trust, Design, implementation and evaluation of an educational intervention to assist pharmacy staff in delivering an Alcohol IBA scheme, Mackridge,A; Krska,J, Grant value (£): 13000, Duration of research project: 1/1

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education